Japan Economy May Be Hurt by China Spat, Minister Kaieda Say

Japan Economy May Be Hurt by China Spat, Minister Kaieda Say

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Economy Minister Banri Kaieda said the spat, which erupted this month over Japan’s detention of a fishing-boat captain, risks posing an obstacle to the economy. The Chinese sailor was detained after his vessel collided with two Japanese Coast Guard vessels.